Director of Writing Programs at Emory University's Oxford College

Description: Emory University’s Oxford College ( invites applications for a tenure-track position, open rank, open discipline, to serve as the Director of Writing Programs (Emory requisition #66080BR). The tenure-track position will begin fall 2017. The Director will have the responsibility of overseeing the development of a cohesive writing program with clear programmatic Student Learning Outcomes that connect First-Year Writing courses with Continuing Writing courses and establishing consistency across all courses requiring writing at Oxford. Responsibilities will also include developing and offering training, workshops, and seminars for faculty who teach writing courses. The successful candidate will teach two courses per term, with a mix between first-year writing and courses in the candidate’s discipline, with the possibility of a reduced teaching load in the first year.

Minimum Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess a Ph.D. (open discipline) prior to start of appointment and will be able to work across disciplines to establish and support the writing program.

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to individuals with experience and demonstrated leadership in directing a Writing Center and/or Writing Program. Teaching excellence is a high priority at Oxford College. Candidates must demonstrate a genuine desire to teach in a liberal arts environment that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction and have a strong record of teaching first-year writing successfully to a diverse student population. Experience with supporting multilingual writers is desirable.

Additional Job Details: Oxford College’s current Writing Program includes a First-Year Writing Requirement, taught through the English Department, and a Continuing Writing Requirement fulfilled through courses in a number of disciplines. Because increasing numbers of students are exempting the first-year writing course, the Director of Writing Programs will provide leadership in rethinking the First-Year Writing Requirement with the possibility of creating a new requirement that is cross-disciplinary, combining writing instruction with an introduction to other disciplines. The DWP will also help determine the disposition of the Writing Center.

The Director of Writing Programs will work closely with other faculty who support the Writing Program including colleagues tasked with supporting multilingual writers. Oxford’s student population is approximately 17% international, many of whom are non-native English speakers, requiring that the writing program be designed to support both non-native English speakers and native speakers.

Applicants must submit with their applications a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable).  Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly from recommenders to with “Writing Programs” in the subject line.  Complete applications received by November 28 will be given full consideration.  Instructions for application submission and additional information about this position are available at Direct link for applications:

One of Emory’s nine academic divisions, Oxford College provides 950 freshman and sophomore students with a liberal arts intensive program for the first two years of the Emory baccalaureate degree. The College is fully residential on Emory’s historic campus 36 miles east of Atlanta. 

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